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How to #BreakUpWithSalt in 4 easy steps

How to #BreakUpWithSalt in 4 easy steps

Knowing how to reduce the sodium you eat is one thing, but there are also ways you can spread the word about sneaky sodium and ask the food industry to change.

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Sodium Can Be Sneaky - 9 tips to lower sodium in meals and snacks

Sodium Can Be Sneaky - 9 tips to lower sodium in meals and snacks

There’s no question that sodium can be sneaky. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks can add up to a whopping 4,000 mg of sodium. That’s way more than what the American Heart Association recommends for how much sodium you should eat. And, we know that about ¾ of the sodium we eat coming from restaurant, prepackaged and processed foods!

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I Broke Up With Salt for My Kids

I Broke Up With Salt for My Kids

Jessica McFadden, of A Parent In America, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

When I was pregnant with all three of my kids, it was really easy for me to pack on the pounds. Hey, I was hungry! When you are baking a baby, I felt like there was no shame in extra avocado. I definitely gained a pound or two at every single monthly check in.

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Soul Food: How Black Americans Can Change Their Future History with Sodium by Learning from the Past

Soul Food: How Black Americans Can Change Their Future History with Sodium by Learning from the Past

Tawanna Browne Smith, of Mom's Guide To Travel, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

Salt killed my grandparents - at least that’s what I think. My maternal grandfather died when I was 16 years old from heart disease. He was 82. My grandmother died 10 years ago at 89 after her 8th stroke.

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Finding a Lower Sodium lunch

Finding a Lower Sodium lunch

Jane Maynard, of This Week for Dinner, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Curator this fall.

This incredibly helpful article at Red Tricycle outlines a detailed list of sodium-heavy lunch foods and great ways to swap those foods out for healthier, lower-sodium options.

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Satisfying low-sodium snacks

Satisfying low-sodium snacks

Jane Maynard, of This Week for Dinner, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Curator this fall.

Snacking is important for healthy eating, but snacks can also be one of the top sources for high-sodium food. Luckily, we don't have to rely on chips and other processed foods to fuel our bodies throughout the day.

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More Fitness, Less Sodium, More Health

More Fitness, Less Sodium, More Health

Paula Kiger, of Big Green Pen, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

“I don’t want to log my food anymore.” That was me, emailing my wellness coach in early 2015, backing away from the daily nutrition logging that she recommended that I do and that I had been doing for a year. I was training for a half marathon and was working with a coach who urged me to focus on my nutrition in order to complement my athletic training.

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The Salty Six – surprising foods that add the most sodium to our diets

The Salty Six – surprising foods that add the most sodium to our diets

Did you know that a lot of common foods add more sodium to your diet than you might think? It’s not just the French fries and pretzels you need to watch out for.

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You Need to Reduce Sodium Intake Right Now: Here’s Why (and How)

You Need to Reduce Sodium Intake Right Now: Here’s Why (and How)

Makeba Giles, of Melisa Source, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

Even if you’re like me and prepare foods with very little or no salt and never reach for the salt shaker while dining out, chances are that you are still probably consuming too much sodium. In fact, Americans eat more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium, on average, daily—more than double the amount that the American Heart Association recommends for ideal heart health. 

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